Friday, 30 January 2015

THE CHEAPEST, MOST FABULOUS LITTLE PALLETTE




I've definitely been lacking in drugstore posts in recent months but I've made it up to you with the bargain of the century. So, I was perusing Superdrug a while back and I picked up this ickle palette from Collection because it was only £2.99! Yes, £2.99. In fact it's currently down to £2.50.

Little Mix did a collection with the brand last year and this is the All About The Eyes Palette which contains 6 neutral shadows. I haven't tried any other products so I don't know if this is just a random good'un but I can safely say it's a lovely little palette.

(Feather, Sunkissed, Golden Sand, Dazzling Brown, Cocoa Dream & Blackbird)

The shades are mainly shimmer based with the darkest shade being a matte black. I won't say these are the most buttery shadows because they're not, they're on the chalky side but for £2.50 the quality is lovely. The shades are well pigmented and apply/blend evenly. There is a good mix of cool and warm tones so there's definitely a shade for everyone. You really can't go wrong with this palette as it's also very compact and perfect for travelling. 

Feather is a lovely shimmery highlight shade that's subtle and wearable and Sunkissed is a coppery gold with a lovely sheen to it. I think Golden Sand is my least favourite shade because it is quite yellow toned which I don't think suits my skin tone. However, Dazzling Brown is a gorgeous bronzy shimmer and Cocoa Dream is a satin finish dark chocolate. The shade Blackbird is surprisingly back and well pigmented. 

I would definitely say this is worth picking up with your spare pennies left over from your lunch time meal deal! 

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

TOM FORD REDS

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Ah, this obsession with high end make up is so bad right now! Honestly, I apologise 1) to my readers whom I enable daily and 2) my bank balance for denting it at every turn.

I'll justify these Tom Ford Lipstick purchases by stating that I did buy them for a discounted £7.00 off each. That does bring the price down to £30.00 per lipstick. Yelp! I purchased these as a pre-holiday treat and I certainly can't justify buying a new one every month. However, that being said, I do love Summer Fling and I've used that loads so I knew it was inevitable that I'd be adding to my collection.

 After much swatching at Duty Free, I managed to come away with two new red shades, one slightly pinker toned and one more on the orange side of life. Just needed to put that out there to confirm that I definitely bought two completely erm...different shades. The packaging is extremely alluring so that definitely pushed me to buy.

So I picked up the Tom Ford Lip Color in Cherry Lush which is a pink toned red that I wore on Christmas Day. It's a vibrant, slightly glossy colour that really makes my teeth look several shades whiter than they are. It's really good at giving my lips a much fuller, plumper look too which I won't be complaining about that's for sure. I find this to be pretty long lasting considering it's not a matte finish and it's very comfortable on the lips. 

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The second lipstick was one of the Lip Color Matte's in Flame, which I chose because I am loving matte red lips this winter. Literally, who am I? It's orange toned which I find really suits my skin tone. It's a little bit like MAC Lady Danger but with a much more "lit from within" radiant feel. This is very opaque on the lips and even has a bit of slip for a more comfortable wear.

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I am super happy with these purchases because they definitely did not disappoint. They feel comfortable, luxurious and long lasting on the lips. I would recommend them for a special gift or treat without a doubt. 

What's your most luxurious lip product?

Love, Kate xo
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AVENUE 32 : BLK DNM

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COLLABORATION WITH AVENUE 32.

I'm always on the look out for different clothing websites and I was guided to Avenue 32 which has a whole array of up and coming fashion designers. There is lots to check out including J W Anderson who have really classic, staple pieces and Shrimps who have the most adorable faux fur items and I've spied a gorgeous Silk Pajama Set

Avenue 32's handbag section is seriously lustworthy too! I've spent quite some time drooling over the Philip Lim ones. 

One brand that really caught my eye was BLK DNM, which is a New York based brand specialising in both men and women's denim, leather and tailoring. I've always had a leather, biker style jacket in my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. In fact I have had one for at least 8 years! 

I definitely feel these kind of jackets are staple buys for your wardrobe and they are something to invest in. Buy cheap, buy twice after all. BLK DNM have a beautiful selection of both leather and suede jackets that meet this criteria perfectly. 

I am in love with the Ink Blue Leather Jacket (£675) which is the most lovely deep blue shade and has complimentary silver zips throughout. I could definitely see myself wearing this regularly and the quality looks excellent. 

Have you checked out Avenue 32 yet?

Love, Kate xo
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TAG VIDEO

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I'm trying hard to get back into YouTube and film videos regularly so it's helpful when you get tagged to do a video right? The lovely and oh-so gorgeous Em tagged me to do the 'A Few of My Favourite Things' tag video. 

Can I name 3 favourite things for 20 categories in 3 minutes?

You'll have to watch to find out. 


What kind of videos do you want to see?

Love, Kate xo
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